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1. WO2020112215 - MATERIAL FLOW AMPLIFIER

Publication Number WO/2020/112215
Publication Date 04.06.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/051468
International Filing Date 17.09.2019
IPC
F15D 1/04 2006.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
15FLUID-PRESSURE ACTUATORS; HYDRAULICS OR PNEUMATICS IN GENERAL
DFLUID DYNAMICS, i.e. METHODS OR MEANS FOR INFLUENCING THE FLOW OF GASES OR LIQUIDS
1Influencing the flow of fluids
02in pipes or conduits
04Arrangements of guide vanes in pipe elbows or duct bends; Construction of pipe conduit elements or elbows with respect to flow, specially for reducing losses of flow
B01F 3/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
3Mixing, e.g. dispersing, emulsifying, according to the phases to be mixed
B01F 3/08 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
3Mixing, e.g. dispersing, emulsifying, according to the phases to be mixed
08liquids with liquids; Emulsifying
B01F 3/10 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
3Mixing, e.g. dispersing, emulsifying, according to the phases to be mixed
08liquids with liquids; Emulsifying
10Mixing very viscous liquids
B01F 3/18 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
3Mixing, e.g. dispersing, emulsifying, according to the phases to be mixed
18solid with solids
B01F 5/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
5Flow mixers; Mixers for falling materials, e.g. solid particles
CPC
B01F 5/0614
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
5Flow mixers
06Mixers in which the components are pressed together through slits, orifices, or screens; ; Static mixers; Mixers of the fractal type
0602Static mixers, i.e. mixers in which the mixing is effected by moving the components jointly in changing directions, e.g. in tubes provided with baffles or obstructions
0609Mixing tubes, e.g. the material being submitted to a substantially radial movement or to a movement partially in reverse direction
061Straight mixing tubes, e.g. with smooth walls, having baffles or obstructions therein without substantial pressure drop; Baffles therefor
0614the baffles being helical elements
B01F 5/064
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
5Flow mixers
06Mixers in which the components are pressed together through slits, orifices, or screens; ; Static mixers; Mixers of the fractal type
0602Static mixers, i.e. mixers in which the mixing is effected by moving the components jointly in changing directions, e.g. in tubes provided with baffles or obstructions
0609Mixing tubes, e.g. the material being submitted to a substantially radial movement or to a movement partially in reverse direction
064with means for dividing a flow of material into separate subflows and for repositioning and recombining these subflows; Cross-mixing, e.g. conducting the outer layer of the material nearer to the axis of the tube or vice versa
B01F 5/0651
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
5Flow mixers
06Mixers in which the components are pressed together through slits, orifices, or screens; ; Static mixers; Mixers of the fractal type
0602Static mixers, i.e. mixers in which the mixing is effected by moving the components jointly in changing directions, e.g. in tubes provided with baffles or obstructions
0609Mixing tubes, e.g. the material being submitted to a substantially radial movement or to a movement partially in reverse direction
0646Mixers composed of several consecutive mixing tubes; Mixing tubes being deformed or bent, e.g. having varying cross-section or being provided with inwardly extending profiles, e.g. with internal screw-thread profile
0651Mixers with a converging cross-section
B01F 5/0659
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
FMIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
5Flow mixers
06Mixers in which the components are pressed together through slits, orifices, or screens; ; Static mixers; Mixers of the fractal type
0602Static mixers, i.e. mixers in which the mixing is effected by moving the components jointly in changing directions, e.g. in tubes provided with baffles or obstructions
0609Mixing tubes, e.g. the material being submitted to a substantially radial movement or to a movement partially in reverse direction
0659Mixing tubes composed of concentric tubular members
F15C 1/18
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
15FLUID-PRESSURE ACTUATORS; HYDRAULICS OR PNEUMATICS IN GENERAL
CFLUID-CIRCUIT ELEMENTS PREDOMINANTLY USED FOR COMPUTING OR CONTROL PURPOSES
1Circuit elements having no moving parts
18Turbulence devices, i.e. devices in which a controlling stream will cause a laminar flow to become turbulent ; ; Diffusion amplifiers
F15D 1/0015
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
15FLUID-PRESSURE ACTUATORS; HYDRAULICS OR PNEUMATICS IN GENERAL
DFLUID DYNAMICS, i.e. METHODS OR MEANS FOR INFLUENCING THE FLOW OF GASES OR LIQUIDS
1Influencing flow of fluids
0015Whirl chambers
Applicants
  • VORTEX PIPE SYSTEMS LLC [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • SCHMIDT, Paul, Wayne
  • GHOSH, Avijit
Agents
  • SIMMONS, David
Priority Data
16/445,12718.06.2019US
62/917,23329.11.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) MATERIAL FLOW AMPLIFIER
(FR) AMPLIFICATEUR DE FLUX DE MATIÈRES
Abstract
(EN)
Material flow amplifiers as disclosed herein overcome drawbacks associated with known adverse flow conditions (e.g., surface erosion and head losses) that arise from flow of certain types of materials (e.g., fluids, slurries, particulates, flowable aggregate, and the like) through a material flow conduit. Such material flow amplifiers provide for flow of flowable material within a flow passage of a material flow conduit (e.g., a portion of a pipeline, tubing or the like) to have a cyclonic flow (i.e., vortex or swirling) profile. Advantageously, the cyclonic flow profile centralizes flow toward the central portion of the flow passage, thereby reducing magnitude of laminar flow. Such cyclonic flow profile provides a variety of other advantages as compared to a parabolic flow profile (e.g., increased flow rate, reduce inner pipeline wear, more uniform inner pipe wear, reduction in energy consumption, reduced or eliminated slugging and the like).
(FR)
Les amplificateurs de flux de matières selon la présente invention résolvent les inconvénients associés aux conditions d'écoulement défavorables connues (par ex., érosion de surface et pertes de tête) qui proviennent de l'écoulement de certains types de matériaux (par exemple, fluides, boues, particules, agrégat fluide, etc.) à travers un conduit d'écoulement de matières. De tels amplificateurs de flux de matières fournissent un écoulement de matières fluide à l'intérieur d'un passage d'écoulement d'un conduit d'écoulement de matières (par ex., une partie d'un pipeline, d'un tube ou similaire) pour avoir un profil d'écoulement cyclonique (c'est-à-dire vortex ou tourbillonnant). De manière avantageuse, le profil d'écoulement cyclonique centralise l'écoulement vers la partie centrale du passage d'écoulement, réduisant ainsi l'amplitude de flux laminaire. Un tel profil d'écoulement cyclonique fournit divers autres avantages par rapport à un profil d'écoulement parabolique (par ex., un débit accru, une réduction de l'usure d'un pipeline interne, de l'usure d'un tuyau interne plus uniforme, une réduction de la consommation d'énergie, une réduction ou l'élimination de la formation de dépôts et similaire).
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